6,965. 1/11/2007

Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte “contradicted the findings of his own intelligence agencies when he testified to Congress in January [11] 2007 that he was ‘not certain’ that the Iraq War had been a recruiting tool for al-Qaeda and stated, ‘I wouldn’t say there has been a widespread growth of Islamic extremism beyond Iraq. I really wouldn’t.’ “

 – Peter Bergen, The Longest War, Page 171

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